It’s the most exciting time of year in the basketball world – conference tournaments are completed, Selection Sunday has passed, and fans around the nation are feverishly filling out brackets in anticipation of the Big Dance’s opening games. Months before […]
The first rounds of the NCAA tournament really lived up to the hype with double OT thrillers, buzzer beaters and upsets galore. Lower seeds won 13 of the 32 first round games and three out of the 16 second round […]
The only thing that’s easy to predict about March Madness is its unpredictability. As the annual NCAA tournament gets underway, fans across the country are preparing for plenty of bracket busters over 18 crazy days of college basketball. March Madness […]
For the last 11 college basketball seasons, there’s been a relentless, omnipresent figure atop the Big 12 conference standings: Bill Self’s Kansas Jayhawks. Following a tie for second place in his 2003-04 debut campaign in Lawrence, Self has coached the […]
In the age of the one-and-done, it’s easy to focus on newly-arrived phenoms and their short-term exploits at storied programs at the expense of talented players at less prestigious schools. Often, such players need to reach the NCAA tournament to […]
During the 1978-79 basketball campaign, a fellow named Larry Bird led Indiana State to an undefeated regular season, not losing a game until the NCAA championship contest; a feat not since duplicated. At the same time, the Sycamore football team […]
A comparison between the University of Connecticut’s 2014 and 2011 Championship teams, including former teammates the guards that made the teams go – Shabazz Napier and Kemba Walker.
In a year in which a billion dollars was promised to anyone who could correctly pick a perfect NCAA Tournament bracket, the March Madness gods decided to laugh—much more than usual—at such an impossible claim. However, while nearly everyone’s bracket […]
Rick Horrow and Karla Swatek give insights on the business behind the NCAA tournament.